COMMUTER ALERT: I-81 near Mechanicsburg

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​HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the start of a 12.85-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in East Pennsboro and Hampden townships, Cumberland County.

Night work is expected to begin Tuesday, April 19. There will be lane restrictions within the project limits during work hours. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This project consists of milling, base replacement, concrete pavement patching, minor drainage, ADA ramps, paving, traffic counter site repair and other miscellaneous construction on Interstate 81 from Route 15/Enola in East Pennsboro Township, to Route 581/Lambs Gap Road in Hampden Township.

This project is expected to be completed by November 21, 2023.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., of New Enterprise, PA, is the prime contractor on this $21.8 million project.

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